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Grand Rapids, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9189661

My main reason for getting rain barrels was to reduce the run off into the river. I made mine at a work shop with my neighborhood association. Coca Cola donated all of the barrels and the cash outlay was minimal for the rest of the items needed to make the barrels. I love my rain barrels! They aren't the prettiest but I have been thinking about painting the outside of them over this winter with a paint for plastic.

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Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9189732

That's great! Every little bit must help the river. The sudden flushes of storm water are detrimental.

Thanks for the picture. It gives us hints on home rain barrel designs. I like your "downspout."

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